Bonding covers the front surface of teeth with durable plastic in order to change the tooth shape or color, or to rebuild a broken tooth. Bonding is similar to porcelain veneer but is not as strong. It is the low-cost way to improve a person’s smile. Bonding is ideal for children who have chipped front teeth, as well as for adults who need a low cost tooth repair.
Crowns, also known as Caps, is a method used for rebuilding a damaged tooth. Capping is a process that builds a false tooth on the base of an existing tooth that has been damaged. It is the most ancient dentistry method for repairing teeth.
Silver and gold fillings used to be our only choices for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. Advances in dental technology has created new synthetic tooth-colored restorative materials that help you look your best. If you decided you’d like your teeth restored with a white material, we can use either porcelain or composite resin, which is a plastic like substance. We’ll carefully match the chosen material to your natural teeth, so the restoration will blend in well.
We often recommend inlays to restore back teeth, because they are one of the highest quality options available. They preserve tooth structure, and are more durable than some of our other choices. Restoring your teeth with inlays takes several steps. We carefully prepare your teeth, then take an impressions and send it to a dental laboratory. There, a model of your teeth is made and is used to create your crown from porcelain, gold, or other alloys, or a combination, depending on your situation.
Porcelain veneers are the recommended means to change shape, color, repair chipping, or to rebuild broken front teeth. A veneer is simply a porcelain that covers the tooth, that can bridge small gaps between tooth, and that can provide natural color for the tooth. Sometimes veneers are used as an alternative for braces to resolve small orthodontic problems. Veneers are also utilized to provide a near perfect smile for many Hollywood Stars.
When a tooth is missing, it can cause a chain reaction of problems. Surrounding teeth may shift, causing stress to your jaw joint when you chew. It’s much harder to clean teeth that have shifted therefore harmful tartar can build up which can cause cavities and gum disease.
Micro Air Abrasion
Micro air abrasion is a fine pressurized stream of microscopic abrasive powder that is propelled at your tooth. The system can be compared to a miniature sand blaster, removing small worn fillings, discoloration, stains, and small amounts of decay as the powder strikes your tooth. The avantage of air abrasion is that there are no vibrations and little or no heat generation. Precise removal of decay with minimum tooth structure loss. Often, there is no need for anesthetic which is a great option for restoring a child’s tooth.
Dr. Bharwani offers restorative dental services in Houston and more. Contact us to learn more about our comprehensive dentistry practice.